Gift Guides

For the Festival Foodie: 2012 Scottsdale Culinary Festival Pre-Sale Special (Limited Time Offer!)

Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the dollars stay in the Valley, and we get to go shopping -- win, win, win!

9: For the Festival Foodie: 2012 Scottsdale Culinary Festival Pre-Sale Special (Limited Time Offer!)

For fans of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival -- the yearly event that hosts nearly 40,000 guests from all over the nation with over a dozen activities, hundreds of restaurants, dozens of chefs, and countless fine wine and spirit selections -- here's a gift to get those lips smackin' early: a $20 pre-sale special for next year (April 17 - 22) that gets you face time with Adam Richman or Andrew Zimmern, a year subscription to Travel + Leisure, and a day at the Great Arizona Picnic, the Festival's signature event.

But as they say, "Hurry now, this deal isn't going to last!" And it won't. The $20 package will only be available to the first 400 people during a limited time pre-sale that begins tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14th and runs through Saturday, December 24th.

Still on the fence? Let's do the math.

Tickets to see a Travel Channel star (in this case Adam Richman of Man v. Food or Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods) at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival are normally $40 each, tickets to the Great Arizona Picnic are $10, and a subscription to Travel + Leisure costs $19.99. That's a savings of almost $50.

Sounds like a pretty good deal. And hey, who needs to know you saved all that scratch?

The $20 Stocking Stuffer Ticket Sale starts tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14th through Saturday, December 24th, 2011. Get your tickets here, and remember, this special package is limited to the first 400 people.

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20: Wrapped Goodness: The Twelve Tamales of Christmas from Los Sombreros

19: Kitchen Confidence: Cooking Classes at the Classic Cooking Culinary Institute

18: For the Grillmaster or Aspiring Chef: Artisan Sea Salts from Go Lb. Salt

17: Blades of Glory: Lee Zierten Artisan Knives

16: Limited Release: 2010 Cochise County Shiraz from Pillsbury Wine Company

15: For the Brittle Addict: Christmas Krak from Laura's Gourmet

14: For the Holiday Hostess: Salad Servers from Frances Vintage

13: The Gift That Grows: Non-GMO Seed Gift Basket From Humble Seed

12: For the Downtown Locavore: The CSM Card from Phoenix Public Market

11: For the Coffee Connoisseur: Roasters Choice Coffee Subscription from Cartel Coffee Lab

10: Signature Goodies From Beckett's Table

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